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Sen. Tom Cotton eats birthday cake with ice cream every day. Yes, really.


The most delightful fact you will read about an American legislator today comes from Mark Leibovich's interview with Sen. Tom Cotton, the junior senator from Arkansas:

You have been described as having very little appetite for frivolity. Do you have any guilty pleasures? I run a lot every morning.

That sounds neither guilty nor pleasurable. But I do it so I can indulge in the guilty pleasure of eating birthday cake.

Every day? Most days, with ice cream. Early on, when my wife and I were dating, we went to the grocery store, and I told her that sometimes I just buy birthday cakes, and I eat them. And she said: "Really? I do, too."

No matter your politics, I think we can all get behind a daily birthday-cake-and-ice-cream habit.

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